22 results for retropie
Howdy, We’ve got one of those nice, juicy, extra full issues of Raspberry Pi Weekly for you today. Did you miss us? Summer breaks mean we’ve been a bit like ships passing in the night at Raspberry Pi Towers but we are back and into our Friday routine. One of our young makers has been… … Continue reading →
OK Cedrick, we don’t need to know why, but we have to know how you turned a watermelon into a games console. This has got to be a world first. What started out as a regular RetroPie project has blown up reddit due to the unusual choice of casing for the games console: nearly 50,000… … Continue reading →
For many of you out there, your first taste of Raspberry Pi is using it as a retro gaming emulator running RetroPie. Simple to install and use, RetroPie allows nostalgic gamers (and parents trying to educate their kids) the ability to play old-schoolskool classics on any monitor in their home, with cheap USB game controllers… … Continue reading →
Here’s part two of Lucy Hattersley’s wonderful retro games console tutorial. Part 1 of the tutorial lives here, for those of you who missed it. Choose the network locale RetroPie boots into EmulationStation, which is your starter interface. It’s currently displaying just the one option, RetroPie, which is used to set up the emulation options.… … Continue reading →
Discover classic gaming on the Raspberry Pi and play homebrew ROMs, with this two-part tutorial from The MagPi Editor Lucy Hattersley. Raspberry Pi retro games console Turning a Raspberry Pi device into a retro games console is a fun project, and it’s one of the first things many a new Pi owner turns their hand… … Continue reading →
If you’ve yet to hear about RetroPie, how’s it going living under that rock? RetroPie, for the few who are unfamiliar, allows users to play retro video games on their Raspberry Pi or PC. From Alex Kidd to Ecco the Dolphin, Streets of Rage 2 to Cool Spot, nostalgia junkies can get their fill by flashing… … Continue reading →
RetroPie builds take up approximately 40% of my daily project searching. Whether it’s across social media, within the depths of YouTube, littering my inbox, or shared across office messaging, I see RetroPie everywhere. I can look across my desk right this moment and spot two different USB controllers and two RetroPie-imaged SD cards from where I… … Continue reading →
Designed to celebrate a new home, Instaclock uses two Raspberry Pi computers to great visual effect. Rosie Hattersley introduces maker Riccardo Cereser’s eyecatching build in issue #92 of The MagPi, out now. There is nothing like a deadline to focus the mind! Copenhagen-based illustrator and UX designer Riccardo Cereser was about to move into a… … Continue reading →
Yolanda Payne is a veteran teacher and Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. After discovering a love for computers at an early age (through RadioShack Tandy), Yolanda pursued degrees in Instructional/Educational Technology at Mississippi State University, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia. She has worked as an instructional designer, webmaster, and teacher, and she… … Continue reading →
I know: you’ve seen a bajillion RetroPie implementations before, and a bajillion casemods to go with them. But this one’s so hopelessly, magnificently splendid that we felt we had to share. Magnetic levitation. It’s not just for trains and frogs. This Zelda casemod, covered with engraved pine from the forests of Hyrule and shiny brass… … Continue reading →
My evenings spent watching the Polygon Awful Squad play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for hours on end have made me mildly obsessed with this record-breaking Steam game. So when Michael Darby’s latest PUBG-inspired Game Boy build appeared in my notifications last week, I squealed with excitement and quickly sent the link to my team…while drinking a cocktail by… … Continue reading →
Unless you’re planning to fit your Raspberry Pi inside a build, you may find yourself in need of a case to protect it from dust, damage and/or the occasional pet attack. Here are some of our favourite 3D-printed cases, for which files are available online so you can recreate them at home. TARDIS TARDIS Raspberry… … Continue reading →
If you follow us on Facebook or Google+, you’ll probably be aware of my maker crush on Bob Clagett. And if you work in the Pi Towers office, you’ll have noticed the I Like To Make Stuff merchandise that covers my desk. Subscribers to the I Like To Make Stuff channel will be aware of Bob’s… … Continue reading →
Hello there, This week has seen the release of photographs from our #PiCommunity event at St James’s Palace with HRH The Duke of York. Follow the link and use the PIN 1106 for downloads. Meanwhile on our blog, Courtney Lentz covers the beautiful Sisyphus kinetic table, Lorna offers a low-down on our time at Maker Faire… … Continue reading →
Meet Benjamin, a trainee air traffic controller from the south-east of France. Benjamin was bored of the simple radio setup in his Peugeot 207. Instead of investing in a new system, he decided to build a carputer using a Raspberry Pi. He started with a Raspberry Pi 3. As the build would require wireless connectivity to allow… … Continue reading →
Hey there, What a week for making! With the launch of our Day of Making application process, the latest MagPi issue 48, and our team heading off to Camp Bestival this weekend, it’s been a busy week at Pi Towers. As for all you lovely lot, we’ve seen some amazing projects released. From Sean’s beautiful RetroPie… … Continue reading →
YouTuber buildxyz is happy for his kids to play video games, but he’s keen for them to have a properly decent selection, and he wanted something that would look a little better in his living room than your average games console. He also wanted a no-nonsense way to retain parental control over the amount of… … Continue reading →
The Raspberry Pi computer was inspired by the machines of the 80s, which were used interchangeably for programming and gaming. In fact, many of you will remember typing in the pages of code from a magazine to make a game. Some people used them as a basis on which to build their own games, taking the early steps… … Continue reading →
We see a lot of Pi Zero retro gaming mods, but I think this one might just take the biscuit. This rather beautiful mod from Wermy (leave your real name in the comments if you’d like us to use it, Wermy!) has a few details that really make it stand out. Pi Zero in a controller… … Continue reading →
Pi Zeros are still selling out as fast as they go on the shelves. If you’re still looking for one, keep polling Adafruit, Micro Center, Pimoroni and The Pi Hut – they’re all getting stock hot from the factory. We hope supply and demand will even out soon! If you’re holding one in your hot… … Continue reading →
Is it a guitar that’s also a Game Boy, or a Game Boy that’s also a guitar? We just don’t know. This is a thing of beauty. Best of all, for me, is the way the A and B buttons don’t just control the Game Boy; they’re also volume and tone dials. The build uses… … Continue reading →
Last year we went into full retronerd dribble mode over the PiGRRL, a Pi-powered Gameboy. Our friends at Adafruit have brought the project up to date with the Pocket PiGRRL. It has a 3D printed case and uses the smaller Raspberry model A+ plus a 2.4″ PiTFT HAT to bring the size down. Emulation is handled by… … Continue reading →